The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Obscene Amounts of Money

Feb 9, 2009

ExxonMobil and Chevron, two of the largest oil companies in the world, had profits of 45 billion and 24 billion dollars respectively in 2008. That total of 69 billion dollars is the same amount as all the money the U.S. government spent on education for the entire country last year.

Exxon and Chevron took in a total of 130 billion dollars in revenue–as much money during 2008 as all the revenues of the state of Florida.

And what do these companies propose to do with these enormous amounts of money taken from our pockets? In 2008, Exxon handed over 32 billion dollars to buy back shares of their stock, enriching their largest investors.

And this is only what these parasites admitted making in a year when they and their friends have plunged the whole world into a catastrophe!